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A friend had a workman at her house doing some work. He asked if he could use the phone. Yes you can its over there. He went to the phone which was on the wall and he just looked at it. She saw him just standing there and said its OK you can make your call. He then picked up the hand set and then poked his finger in each hole for the number. It was a rotory dial phone. He did not know how to work a dial phone. The new gen knows knowing.
 

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Yeah, and old folks have trouble using the internet, programming their TVs, VCRs, cell phones, etc, etc, etc. If you've never used or seen something, how are you supposed to know how to use it?

Michael (who still has and uses a rotary phone)
 

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Slick 13, wrong-o.

I do all that and more. There are a host of retired guys here that can teach you a thing or 2 about computers.

I have been retired for 6 years, ran an opennap server for 4, do service calls on satellite systems, AAAAAAAAnd..........

I can start a Model T OR a John Deere tractor.

Bet you can't.

P. S. What's the right side twistgrip do on an Indian chief, 1947 model?

HM
 

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I believe it operates the throttle on the Indian. To hand crank the Model T, don`t wrap your thumb around the crank. I`m 58. My 6th grade teacher Mrs Buell taught us the crank deal. Taught us a lot more in old farm tech. Kids today will be olde some day and they will wow their G`kids on the old days.
 

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It's called the dummying down of America. They can't count change without the register telling them how much to give back, and then they still make mistakes.

That's why they have no idea of when they are giving up their rights without a fight. They have no idea what's going on.

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Right side should be throttle. Left should be timing retard for starting????

I guess with a side shifter, and a suicide clutch, they could be reversed and work as well.

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The kids today can't live without A/C. I remember when the car, house and school did not have A/C at all. We just sat there and took it. They did not close school for heat. Today they do.
 

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Grampawmike, you were right on getting it from some farmer when they weren't home.

My Father-in-law had that problem. He had a long drive way, maybe a half mile long drive. It seems that they would come and get the gas while the family was at church.

So one week, the gas man and my Father-in-law switched the gas for water. Needless to say, cars don't run on water.

Well, when the family came home from church, there was the neighbor's son's car about half way down the drive. It seems the car quit on him as he was leaving the premises.

My Father-in-law collected from the perpetrator's Dad, and nothing more was said. But, he never lost anymore gas out of his barrels.

Hauxfan!
 
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